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Webinar: Equity in the Center – Race, Equity and Disability

Date: Monday, June 17, 2019
Time: 1:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. CT / 11:30 a.m. MT / 10:30 a.m. PT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


Kerrien Suarez, Executive Director, Equity in the Center
Andrew Plumley, Associate Director, Equity in the Center

RespectAbility knows we are stronger and better when we are accepting, welcoming and respectful of all people. In our ongoing efforts to improve, we are on a learning journey on equity issues for all marginalized communities. This session is a part of our staff and leadership’s journey. You are invited to join RespectAbility and Equity in the Center for a webinar on race, equity, and disability. The webinar is built on research in Equity in the Center’s “Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture” publication, which includes key learnings on how to operationalize equity, and build a Race Equity Culture within organizations. Participants will learn from Equity in the Center’s staff about the Race Equity Cycle framework, as well as the management levers organizations utilize to measurably shift organizational culture toward race equity. [continue reading…]

Webinar: “Improving Education and Careers for Youth with Disabilities – Lessons from Maryland”

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Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. CT / 10:30 a.m. MT / 9:30 a.m. PT
Duration: 1 hour


Jade Gingerich, Director of Employment Policy, Maryland Department of Disabilities 

Since being founded in 2013, RespectAbility has been dedicated to analyzing and tracking best practices for improving educational and employment outcomes for youth with disabilities nation-wide. One of the most exciting efforts to improve those outcomes has been the Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE) project funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. The PROMISE grant has achieved remarkable results in the lives of diverse, low-income children with disabilities receiving SSI and their families. 

Please join us on Wednesday, July 10th for a dynamic discussion with one of the key state leaders responsible for the various successes and lessons from the PROMISE Grant program. Jade Gingerich, the Director of Employment Policy at the Maryland Department of Disabilities, is a key leader who has many lessons to offer professionals committed to improving the lives of Americans with disabilities. We look forward to hosting you for the fun and informative webinar! [continue reading…]

Empowerment for Latinas with Disabilities and Their Allies

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Empowerment for Female College Students with Disabilities and Their Allies

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Webinar: Jewish Leadership for the Future

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This webinar featured a discussion with RespectAbility President Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, Senior Advisor Matan Koch, and Executive Committee Board Member Vivian Bass about our exciting new initiative, Project Moses. Project Moses is dedicated to creating a leadership pipeline of Jews with Disabilities and preparing Jewish organizations to receive them. Only with authentic leadership with disabilities can the Jewish community truly become inclusive, and only by not closing itself off to the 20% of Jews with disabilities can the Jewish community find the leaders it needs to stay strong and vibrant in the 21st-century.

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